A favourite in our house is banana bread. It doesn’t get made as often as when the three girls lived at home, but every now and then the bananas get too ripe and it is time to make some more. So today the house was filled with the delicious smells of baking. This is an recipe from my mother so I have no idea where it originated from. We just know it tastes good. I still have the handwritten recipe I copied from her files, probably just before or after I got married. My goodness that is 50 years ago
Is rhubarb a vegetable or fruit? It is a perennial plant that is actually a vegetable but we tend to cook it with other fruits and treat it as a fruit. Rhubarb contains calcium, fibre, Vitamin C, iron and manganese. Even though rhubarb is low in calories the recipes made with rhubarb usually contain lots of sugar which makes it a sweet treat. This weekend I made a big dish of apple/rhubarb crumble. You can mix any fruit you wish with the rhubarb to make the crumble dessert. Printable recipe. The recipe is from my favourite British cookery book, The
~ This is a delicious way to have an omelette in muffin. Delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner and even a snack. I use ingredients that are available and these change each time I make them. This time I used cubed ham, zucchini, mushrooms, diced onion, cheese, milk and eggs. I have also used bacon, tomato, peppers. Make it your own by adding your favourite ingredients. I lightly cook all the ingredients in a fry pan. You don’t have to do this but can mix the ingredients and share between the muffin cups. The egg mixture is what you would
It is hard to resist a 10 pound bag of carrots for $1.97 and then I had to come up with lots of recipes to use them all. Carrot and turnip (rutabaga) or swede as it is called in England are mashed together for a favourite. Lots of carrots were blanched and frozen into portions that will go into stews and slow cooker recipes. I also made sweet potato and carrot soup. (sharing soon)
Then I came across a new to me recipe dilled carrots on The English Kitchen and decided to try it. I printed it out, made it, and decided it was a keeper and I've made it a few times since.
Peel and julienne cut 450 gm of carrots.
Melt butter in a pan and gently add the carrots, turning frequently to coat them. Add water. The recipe calls for chicken stock but that is something I don't use. You could add a stock cube if you wish, but I also try to stay away from them because of the added salt.
Add 1 teaspoon of fresh dillweed and mix in.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of honey, or a bit more if you like things really sweet. Mix in well.
Cook for about 10 minutes or until carrots are tender. A god portion of the water/stock will evaporate. Remove with a slotted spoon and serve.
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